Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-TD-Stick

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A DVB-T USB device from Hauppauge.

It is supported under Linux.


This device features two tuners and is supplied with two antennas. You'll have adapter0 and adapter1 in /dev/dvb, which you can use separately.

The "Diversity" option is a hardware based feature that allows for the device's two receivers to be configured in a combined use mode to achieve better reception on a single channel. The diversity feature of the DiBcom demodulators is currently not implemented in the Linux-DVB drivers, so only the dual tuner configuration is presently supported on such devices [1].

Components Used

  • 2× Microtune MT2266 tuners
  • Dibcom DiB7700P DVB-T demodulator


This device's USB ID is 2040:9580.

Making it work

Diversity mode

The driver currently does not support Diversity, it only support Dual-Tuner.

First problem is that it comes in Diversity mode as default. So, is needed to change from Diversity mode to Dual-Tuner mode by using Windows/MacOS driver diversity utility (it is only needed to change once, first time).


You will need the dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw firmware file in /lib/firmware or the relevant place for your distribution.


Support is present in the Linux kernel from version 2.6.24-rc1.

Just use Mercurial by following the How to install DVB device drivers instructions.

Sample kernel output

From 2.6.20-16-generic with drivers compiled from repository 4th Jan 07:

$ dmesg | grep dvb
[   40.858884] dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-TD Stick/Elgato Eye-TV Diversity' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
[   40.912496] dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw'
[   41.624338] dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-TD Stick/Elgato Eye-TV Diversity' in warm state.
[   41.624397] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
[   42.047026] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
[   42.359232] dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 150 msecs.
[   42.359235] dvb-usb: Hauppauge Nova-TD Stick/Elgato Eye-TV Diversity successfully initialized and connected.
[   42.359404] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_dib0700
[   68.220540] dvb_usb_dib0700 2-4:1.0: resuming
[   68.220812] dvb_usb_dib0700 2-4:1.0: resuming

Remote control support

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